Root Word of the Day: CIRCUMSCRIBE

circumscribe (verb) – to restrict within limits; to encircle, enclose, or draw a line around
BREAKDOWN: CIRCUM- (around) + SCRIBE- (write)
circumscription is the act or state of limitation or enclosure; an outline or periphery


This word is built on the root CIRC-, which means about, around, or round.
Common CIRC- words include circle, circumference, and circus.
More esoteric CIRC- words include circumlocution, circumnavigate, and circumvolve.

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